Mokume-gane is a Japanese technique developed several centuries ago, of layering precious metals and patterning them. It originates from the ancient Japanese technique of creating damascus steel which was used for sword blades. Two or more metals are stacked in alternating sheets and fused together. The billet is then forged, formed, and filed to reveal an interesting pattern of the layers of sheet. "Mokume-gane" means wood grain.
Mokume Gane - Forged Ring - Damascus Inlay - Mokume Band - Damascus Ring - Three Color Mokume - Mokume Wedding Bands, Mokumegane,Wood Grain
Mokume Gane engagement ring with diamond
Love the wood-grain effect the different metals have on this ring...the Japanese know how it's done. -Lei'spired.
Ring | Collaboration between Anthony Lent and Chris Ploof. Damascus steel
Cool. Mokume Gane Rings and Jewelry from James Binnion Metal Arts. - Multi-Gold and Silver Mokume